Elon Musk says ’pedo guy’ tweet should not be taken ’literally’

Elon Musk says ’pedo guy’ tweet should not be taken ’literally’

Elon Musk has said his tweet in which he called a British cave diver a ’pedo guy’ should not have been taken literally and was just a retaliatory insult. Musk is being sued by Vernon Unsworth who was involved in the rescue of the Thai boys football team from a flooded cave in July 2018. Testifying at his defamation trial, Musk said he was merely responding in kind to Unsworth’s remarks.

Stephen 5 months

Really slate? Really?

Bob Stephens
Bob Stephens 5 months

I’m somewhat of a Musk fanboy but don’t buy his defence in this one. Elon from what I’ve seen of subsequent exchanges doubled down on the claim, If it was just an insult that would not be the response. If Musk has evidence of the accusation then he should produce it, otherwise do the ethical thing and apologise and deal with the consequences. There is probably space to dispute the damage done to Unsworth but a defence which does not look credible is not the way to go.

IvoryDove 5 months

I wish a billionaire would defame me. I could use the cash.

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